Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Here is what one Christian is doing, questioning the Bush administration and its involvement in 9/11. David Ray Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology at Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion Emeritus at Claremont Graduate University, and Codirector of the Center for Process Studies. He is the author of numerous books, including the popular bestsellers The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. Wonder how the wingnuts handle this one?
Here is what one atheist is doing, questioning the mindless acceptance of faith: In his book, Harris sets out to shame, embarrass, stun and reason the religious-minded people of the world into abandoning faith-based belief systems, which he argues could soon lead us to apocalypse.
The War On Terror focuses on Iran. Or phrased another way: Cheney throws a fit thinking he's just THIS close to the neocon dream of destroying all governments in the Middle East. Bill Frist resents the Democrats' spotlight on Iraq, that's so yesterday. Don't look at Afghanistan and Iraq in ruins! Look, a shiny new war!
Carter shows what should be actually happening.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Standing on top of the ruins of the neocon Project for a New American Century agenda, Rumsfeld goes on the attack against critics of his glorious war in Iraq. Harry Reid responds.
Could they be thinking the wind is changing? Ohio officials are getting ready to destroy the votes from 2004. Update: why destroying data is important to politicians.
One year ago we lost an American city. People are still suffering. Bush thinks the beaches are all pretty and shit.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
One of the secret super duper real underground bunkers that would have let our governmental officials survive a nuclear blast. Here's another. Which one is Cheney's and why are they being upgraded, please?
Japanese neocons forcing a return to obedient unquestioning allegiance to the government.
What steps to watch for as US neocons try to stay in power.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Even the insurance companies joined in the Great Screwing of New Orleans. Update: Wait! The federal government has decided New Orleans can handle a hurricane. But based on past record, let's see how a Bush family member will handle Ernesto.
L'etat, c'est moi? Bush attempts to commandeer the entire federal government. Thank god there is the Constitution...or what's left of it.
The US as a third world nation.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
A British soldier takes the quick way out of the war.
Racists are worming out of the woodwork.
Amazingly happening on Fox News, Ann Coulter does not like it when she gets hit rudely with facts. In fact, she tries to take her marbles and go home.
A war widow speaks the truth to Bush's face.
Katherine Harris' death drop in the polls makes her toss out the Christians or Sin card. (I don't think it will work, dearie.)
Attaturk takes Bush's recent statement that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and shows statements made BEFORE the neocons forced us into Iraq.
As Randi Rhodes was saying on Air America: Where are you (Cheney and the neocons) going to get more military personnel (for Iran) and are you going to bring back the draft?: (from a letter from Brent Budowsky):
The forced recall of 3,500 Marines is a clarion call warning to all Americans, and along with other distortions of deployment practices, is now, in effect, a form of reviving the draft.
Listening to the President, Vice President Cheney, the various neoconservative policy pushers, their vision appears to be a vision of endless and permanent world war, with expanding and ever more dangerous fields
of combat, when we do not even have the troops strength to meet our commitments today.
Having been involved in intelligence and military matters for more than two decades, this much is clear: we cannot sustain our commitments today; with any additional wars to fight, we will be left with only two choices: either inadequate forces creating more Iraqs, or adequate forces that can only be maintained through a revival of the draft, no matter what it is called. That is the fact.
When these neoconservative voices rush to the airwaves to proclaim the wars they would like (others) to fight, Democrats, Republicans and all in the media should ask:
If you want war with Iran, where will you get the troops, and will you bring back the draft?
If you want war with Syria, where will you get the troops, and will you bring back the draft?
If you want war with North Korea, where will you get the troops, and will you bring back the draft?
It is high time and long overdue that the United States resumes its role of world diplomatic and political leadership and brings in people of world-wide credibility and stature to at least test the waters for game-changing diplomacy.
For those who prefer the course of war, we must all ask, on every occasion: for the wars you would like to fight, where will you get the troops, and are you prepared to bring back the draft?
It looks like two Irishmen will be saving the world from itself. Limitless energy? Or is this good Irish beer talking?
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Is Bush easing Rumsfeld out the door?
Don't talk too freely about exploding, bombing, destroying, taking out anything ...in a public meeting ....that is discussing channeling fish over a dam ....because the FBI will be calling you.
Compare Bush 10 years ago to today, and tell me that preztel attack wasn't really a stroke or a drug-induced collapse.
Very important update: Patrick Stewart writes a script.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Well....take a look at what might have happened if Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Rumsfeld had been a high school gang.
Cheney is stove-piping intelligence on Iran..... Update: even though experts are saying Iran is NOT A CRISIS, Cheney has a death-grip on the neocon agenda. Get that man away from the red button please!
Apparently today is supposed to be the beginning of the end of the world.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
the fact that we have a President who breaks the law at will because his administration has adopted the theory that he has the power to do so is surely of far greater importance. Only those with profoundly skewed priorities, or those seeking to find ways to defend the President’s law-breaking, would view that as a close call. Glen Greenwald and 'Harvard Law Professor and constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe' rise in her defense, and also in defense of the legal opinion no matter how it was written. It is the same technique used by Rovian followers. Make enough noise over the details that you can ignore the substance.
Could making people afraid no longer work for Rove? Could it be that people are finally waking up to the true nightmare in the Middle East/ Iraq/ Afghanistan/ Iran/ North Korea/ New Orleans/ economy/ international relations/ civil rights/ environment/ election process/ freedom of=from religion/ medical research?
Gee. Bush says Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Why are we there?
The top ten.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
US soldiers are beginning to resist the war.
Jill Carroll's hostage story.
Bush's promises to Katrina victims are being fulfilled just like his magnificent manly macho mighty eternal War on Terra! That is: not just zero but negative results.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Turkey gangs up with Iran to take down Kurdistan. Israel's soldiers are critical of the war handling. China tells the US to shut up.
Was this leak about the foiled Liquids On A Plane(!) ignored, purposeful, or just misinformation?
Bush resents being told he is not king. He can spy on anybody he wants to, so there! Apparently Cheney thinks he can bomb anyone he wants to. I mean, it worked before!
But: It says that the logbook, which was meant to be a daily record of major incidents the marines’ company encountered, had all the pages missing for Nov. 19, the day of the killings, and that those portions had not been found, the officials said. You can't swiftboat someone until you've cleaned up all the paperwork.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
And NO, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. It wasn't a central part of fighting terrorism until Bush unleashed the dogs of war. So why does the media continue to parrot White House talking points? And a muslim held for FIVE years after 9/11 is released without charges. And the five guys who bought a pile of cell phones? Two are released, and the others have no proven terrorist ties.
Why on earth would Bush read Camus? It's by a FRENCH man for gawd's sakes! This is a more important question: Is Bush an Idiot?
An Egyptian blogger mocks her government's frantic balancing act on the world stage, another wonders what it will take to activate the Egyptian people's outrage.
Iran and Syria are pleased with Hezbollah and the rest of the Islamic world watches.
Hannity denies he suggested nuking Hezbollah...but then agrees with the idea.
Update: Greenwald discusses why bombing away terrorism will not work:
...George Will makes a critical (if not obvious) point about all of that: namely, despite the fact that Bush followers spent the week crowing about the U.K. terror plot as though it validates their views of the world, it actually does the opposite. We can't rid the world of Islamic extremism (a belief system) or terrorism by bombing it away. Will thus points out that the way in which the plot was thwarted demonstrates the foolishness of warmongering as a solution to terrorism, and the correctness of the anti-terrorist approach advocated by Democrats...
The California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act (Proposition 89) has a website up now.
Robert Scheer reminds us how hard the Bush administration worked to subvert the 9/11 investigation and how it has handicapped us in the eternal War on a Noun. "Thus, the lie that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, irreconcilable enemies, were in cahoots was shamelessly sold to the American public. Now we are told that Israel’s fight against Hezbollah is simply a battle in the larger war on terrorism, rather than what it is: the playing out of a historically rooted regional drama. All global narratives are subservient to the goal of posturing Bush as a “war president,” unaccountable and irreproachable."
Senator George Allen exposes his racist views in a joke. Maybe he thought he could drop in a coded message to his racist buddies. This guy wants to be president. Update: He continues to blame the victim.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Do you remember the shot in Fahrenheit 9/11 where Bush is talking to several excited middle aged women? He drapes his arm around one woman then ignores her while he talks to another. The lady stands awkwardly in this casual embrace, embarrassed and delighted. He was smirking with glee.
In Kitty Kelley's The Family: The Real Story of The Bush Dynasty, she touches on the warped childhood. Bush On The Couch by Justin A. Frank also talked about his immaturity and bluster. The stories about his treatment of neighborhood kids, the blowing up of frogs, the branding of newcomers to the Skull and Bones, the mocking of Karla Faye Tucker's plea for life, the need for torture, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, the bizarre presentation of his manliness by flinging his legs wide open when greeting visiting heads of state, the groping of Chancellor Merkel ...besides the horrifically obvious: the Iraq war, his refusal to acknowledge the dead soldiers or go to their funerals.
And I've just covered what comes to mind. The man is insane. And we have two plus more years to go....
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
And if they are dangerous, why would the airport consider giving the bottles of lotion/hairgel/shampoo to the homeless or selling it to eBay?
It's been suggested that we will have to travel nude in the future, bound in bubble wrap ... so those evil doers who eat huge quantities of beans will not be able to reach for a match.
What ever happened to the focused gaze, the rolling up of sleeves, the we-can-do-it attitude of WWII? All Bush has told us to do in this eternal War On Terror is go shopping.
Friday, August 11, 2006
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed;
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb;
4. One to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of light bulbs;
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton for the new light bulb;
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: Light Bulb Change Accomplished;
7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark;
8. One to viciously smear #7;
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along;
10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.
(stolen from pie in the Eschaton comments.)
Update: NTodd points out if the Democrats cannot make use of the dissatisfaction with the GOP, we are really sunk.
The blogosphere begins to sift through the reports and wonder if this is a 'cock-up' because things don't seem to add up.
Haven't we been here before?
Update: Keith Olbermann points out a tv article talking about liquid explosives in March.
Update: Beginning to string together the timeline. The White House has admitted the capture of the wouldbe terrorists is all British.
Update: White House wanted 6 million pulled out of homeland explosives detection. Tell me again how Republicans are strong on terrorism?
And the flaming crimson red alert isn't really so red after all. We apparently knew all about liquid explosives during Clinton's era. So why suddenly right now? Could it be Bush's 33%? Or his failed vanity war in Iraq? Or Lieberman's loss threatens Cheney's grip on power? The lack of diplomacy as they encourage Israel to bomb Hezbollah?
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
How sympathetic do you think people will be to the oil companies right now?
The war tapes: a video from the perspective of three soldiers in Iraq.
Helpful hints on how to deal with Nigerian bankers and other scammers.
The US delegation to the UN in action.
Either way, I'm going to see if I can manage more than a few incoherent cries of 'OH MY GOD!!' and 'Did you see what they just did??'
Here we go....